Speed Read: The Top 10 Art News Stories for October 13–17

From the aisles at Frieze to the ramp at the Guggenheim.

Awol Erizku, Beyoncé and Jay Z with the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. Photo courtesy of Beyoncé via Twitter.
Frieze London 2014 Photograph by Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze.

Frieze London 2014.
Photo: Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze.

1. “Top 10 Booths at Frieze London,” “What Sold at Frieze London 2014?,” “Frieze London, Behave!,” and “Frieze Projects Subverts the Typical Art Fair Experience
In case you weren’t aware—and are one of the few people not following Beyoncé and Jay Z’s art travels on social media—Frieze London is happening right now.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Love Dub for A (1987) Photo: Courtesy Christie's

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Love Dub for A (1987).
Photo: Courtesy Christie’s.


2. “Peter Doig Sells for $7.3 Million at Christie’s Evening Sale” and “Young Artists All the Rage at Phillips Sale
Colin Gleadall covered this week’s auctions in London, witnessing the passing of the baton to a younger generation of artists one night, and the elevation of Peter Doig to Old Master status the next.

3. “Frieze Week: The Must-See Satellite Art Fairs” and “Buyers Bliss Out at London’s PAD Fair
Beyond the auction rooms and the aisles of Frieze and Frieze Masters, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso and Coline Milliard surveyed a fulsome slate of satellite fairs.

4. “The Work of Art in the Age of… Something
Is the rise of shareable online culture as significant a paradigm shift as the advent of mass media 100 years ago? A recent collaborative video art remix project suggests so.

5. “The Zero Group Scores a Big Goose Egg at the Guggenheim”
Can you guess how imperative Christian Viveros-Fauné thinks it is, on a scale from zero to 10, that you see this show?


Anila Quayyum Agha, Intersections (2014) at ArtPrize.
Photo: Cait Munro.

6. “An ArtPrize Surprise Lights the Way to a Better Art World
Leave it to the populist Michigan art competition to provide some much-needed utopian fervor.

7. “Outrage Erupts over Casino’s Sale of €100 Million Warhols
The most unexciting sale of multimillion dollar Warhols since… well, since last auction season just became the most dramatic Warhol auction story in years.

8. “Artadia’s 15th Birthday Adventure in NYC
Next time you’re asked to name a hot young artist based in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, what will you say? Don’t get caught out; see this show, and memorize some names.

9. “The 100 Most Powerful Women in Art: Part One
Yes, we really do think that the so-called female Banksy, Bambi, is the fifth most powerful woman in the art world—alphabetically.

10. “Artist Recreates Banksy Murals with Food
Amazingly, Banksy murals made from food have a longer shelf life than his actual murals.

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